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Key Facts

  • Simple to operate with low maintenance costs
  • Working capacity: 4-15 hl/h
  • Axial-Hermetic Seal for reduction of oxygen pickup

Categories

  • Machinery and installations for beer production
  • Machinery and installations for the production of nonalcoholic beverages and liquid dairy products
  • Filtration and separation technology

Key Facts

  • Simple to operate with low maintenance costs
  • Working capacity: 4-15 hl/h
  • Axial-Hermetic Seal for reduction of oxygen pickup

Categories

  • Machinery and installations for beer production
  • Machinery and installations for the production of nonalcoholic beverages and liquid dairy products
  • Filtration and separation technology
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Alfa Laval is rounding out a year of big separator product launches with the release of their latest centrifuge for craft brewers: Brew 20. Compact, durable and easy to install, Brew 20 creates possibilities for even the smallest breweries to achieve both high-quality beer clarification and increased profitability. “We specifically developed Brew 20 to meet the needs of today’s brewpubs and microbreweries, based on what we have learned from working closely with craft brewers around the world for many years,” says Joakim Gustafsson, Global Sales Manager Brewery at Alfa Laval. “For these brewers, Brew 20 offers two clear benefits: increased yield that gets more from every tank as well as superior flavour and aroma for their beer.”
Unlike downstream filtration solutions commonly used for clarification in smaller craft breweries, Brew 20 is able to filter out yeast, hops and other solids without also stripping out volatile hop oils and aromas. The centrifuge also makes it possible to increase production capacity by 15-20% without increasing the number of tanks, thanks to faster turnover. The combined result means that brewers see higher quality beer – and more of it – from the same ingredients they already use. Since first introducing disc stack separators to the market in 1883, Alfa Laval has developed a reputation for leading the way in new separation technologies. Brew 20 includes many of the company’s latest innovations, including the Axial-Hermetic Seal. This unique feature dramatically minimizes the risk of dissolved oxygen pickup, limiting it to under 10 ppb. “The Axial-Hermetic Seal is a great improvement on the hydro-hermetic seals that you find on older beer centrifuge designs,” explains Gustafsson. “Hydro-hermetic technologies require CO 2 and deaerated water in order to operate properly, but since our Axial-Hermetic Seal does not, it will save brewers time and quite a bit on operating costs.”

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Brew 20 - compact beer centrifuge for smaller craft breweries

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